Eugene Jarecki bio

1. Name: Eugene Jarecki
2. Title: Author, Award-winning Filmmaker, and Founder and Executive Director of The Eisenhower Project
3. Biography: Eugene Jarecki is a filmmaker and author of The American Way of War. In 1992, after training at Princeton University as a stage director, Jarecki focused his sights on film. His first short film was Season Of The Lifterbees, which premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival, winning both a Student Academy Award and the Time Warner Grand Prize at the Aspen Film Festival.

In 2006, Jarecki made Why We Fight, a documentary that won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He has also produced commercials and Hollywood features, and worked as a media consultant for Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Other works include The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Quest of the Carib Canoe and Freakonomics. His film The Trials of Henry Kissinger, released theatrically to critical acclaim, was the winner of the 2002 Amnesty International Award, and has been broadcast in over 30 countries.

In addition to his work in film, Jarecki is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Eisenhower Project, an academic public policy group dedicated in the spirit of Dwight D. Eisenhower to studying the forces that shape American foreign policy. He is also a Visiting Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Founder and Executive Director, The Eisenhower Project
5. Education:
  • B.A., Princeton University, 1992
6. Published Works:
  • The American Way of War: Guided Missiles, Misguided Men, and a Republic in Peril, 2008
7. Contact info: Charlotte Street Films
Phone: (212) 352-3060